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A fantastic night to dress up
Apart from food, one of my other passions is art, so when both are combined together it's just got to be a recipe for a great night. This is the first time I've been to a Contempo party and it definitely exceeded my expectations. I can't believe how much effort the guests dressed up for the theme of 'Where The Wild Things Are' — it really made the night so much more special, crazy and fun. I thought the 600 sold out ticketed event ($80 members/$100 non-members) would be way too crowded but the staff seemed to manage the crowd control well and there was no problem in getting fed with abundant bowls of curries on rice and canapés that were served amongst the crowd which I didn't get to photograph. My favourite of the night would have to be the coconut prawns — I could have happily sat in a corner and ate a bowl of these. So much better than the Sumalee Thai version I had at Bank Hotel in Newtown.
I loved the visual effects of the outdoor hula hoop performers (picture above) which made for some very interesting photos. A free courtesy bus was provided to transport guests from the art gallery to Goldfish in Kings Cross for the after party but for me it unfortunately didn't quite retain the momentum and atmosphere — I wished the art gallery just kept going for a couple more hours instead. The complimentary Lindt chocolate umbrella upon boarding the bus was a very nice and tasty way to end the night. I'd definitely consider going again next year.
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)
Vegetable curry and rice
Vodka and apple juice cocktails
Complimentary Lindt chocolate umbrellas while boarding bus
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